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Entries by Anthony Papa from 06/2008

From Draconian Drug Laws to Life Without Parole -- Join the Movement Against Harsh Sentencing

| Posted 06.12.2008 | Politics

Now is the time to question what it means for society to turn from state-sanctioned executions to punishments that impose what many prisoners describe as "in-house death sentences."

Political Comedian/Activist Randy Credico Arrested Documenting Marijuana Arrests

| Posted 06.13.2008 | Politics

A tenfold increase in marijuana arrests over the previous decade is a figure marked by startling racial and gender disparities, according to a report released by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Drug War Makes New York Legislator Doggone Crazy

| Posted 06.18.2008 | Politics

New York State Assemblyman Thomas Kirwan recently introduced legislation that would prevent people with felony drug convictions from owning dogs such as pit bulls and Rottweilers.

Message to George Will: Racism Ignored is Justice Denied

| Posted 06.25.2008 | Politics

The knee-jerk conclusion by some is that more black and brown people are in prison because the commit the majority of the crimes. But a closer inspection paints a vastly different picture.